Toddlers and 2-Year Old Programming
"I'm just a kid, I have a lot of stuff to do yet."
~ Clint Eastwood
Our commitment to quality care continues in our Toddler and 2-year old rooms. Children at this age are eager learners who energetically interact with materials and people. We at the center realize that an environment and curriculum that encourages each child's growing need of independence is a basis for developing and mastering life skills and a positive self esteem. By playing in both large and small groups, these children will learn valuable social skills needed to effectively interact with others. While engaging in fun activities toddlers and 2-year olds will discover their likes and talents and will be exposed to fundamentals such as: colors, shapes, self-help skills, as well as social and language development.
Children under the age of 2 years old will have a notebook system for direct communication with their teacher(s). In this notebook the teacher will log the daily activities, feedings and the rest times of your child. Parents will be asked to list pertinent information that will ensure the individualized schedule of each child is up-to-date, to inculde but not limited to: the last time your child ate, slept and was changed, as well as mood and sleeping patterns of the night before. Parents of 2-year olds will find daily information posted in the Parent Area of the room.
Arts for Kids has an individualized program for the needs of children ages of
6-weeks to 2-years old.
All children will have individual contact and attention through feeding, diapering and learning experience.
Each child will follow their individual routine of feeding and sleeping set by their home environment.
The children will be provided with equipment to fit their educational development and creative expression appopriate to their age level.
Daily communication with parents:
~ A notebook for each child under two years of age will be sent home with parents summarizing child's activities.
Parents will bring back notebook with information for teachers.
Staff will ensure that throughout the day infants will be moved into different activities.
Potty Training Policy
If parents and the center are in agreement that a child is developmentally ready, Arts for Kids will begin to encourage potty training at age 2.
At 2-1/2 years old age, regular potty training is part of our daily program and routine. Children will be encouraged to wear pull-ups or underwear (depending on progress) and have plenty of extra pull-ups or underwear on hand. They will be taken to the bathroom every 2 hours (possibly more often at the beginning). If a child is wearing underwear, they will be put in a pull-up or diaper for naps, unless completely trained. We will use lots of praise for a "job well done" and lots of understanding when "accidents happen" if a child has a rough day.
Sometimes potty training can happen overnight and sometimes it can be a long process - we just need to have a lot of patience.
September 2020 News!
This summer has gone by sooo quickly! We enjoyed playing on our new playground! Our friends are growing up and learning more skills!
It is fun to see them grow and learn.
We painted using a fly swatter and had fun art classes with Mr. Karl. He will be returning to teaching in the school system for fall. We want to thank him for his hard work at Arts for Kids! During our Hawaiian Week we dressed up with necklaces and some friends even wore our grass skirts! During our Circus Week we painted elephants with paint brushes, colored camels using chalk and colored tigers using markers!
We will be getting ready for our new fall group of friends!
We hope everyone has enjoyed their summer!
Any questions, please ask Karen or Lori.
Blessings to all!
Ms. Karen & Ms. Lori
A new school year is beginning.
Welcome to our new friends to Toddler II. We will miss Briggs and Easton but they will do great in the 2’s.
Last month we had fun pretending to go to the beach, the grocery store and the circus or carnival. We spent time on our beach towels, pushing our grocery carts while buying food and playing carnival games.
This month we will talk about school and the many things that Fall brings. Changing colors, falling leaves and of course, football.
We will also have a themed week of All About Me. What makes each
each one of us special.
Make sure to check your child's cubby. A change of seasons means a change of clothes and possibly a jacket or sweater.
Thank you and enjoy September.
Ms. Janice and Ms. Tina
Welcome to Toddler 3!
My room has been closed since this all started, and I am so happy to be back! I am looking forward to spending time with your children and watching them grow and learn!
We go outside twice a day so as we get into September and the weather starts to get cooler a sweatshirt may be a necessity!
If you ever have any questions don’t hesitate to ask or HiMama me.
I hope everyone had as best a summer as they could due to the circumstances with Covid-19. I am very excited to work with all of your children and all of the families.
The themes this month will be Back to School, All About Me, Colors/Shapes, Friendship/Sharing and Apples.
Please check your child’s cubby for art and important paperwork.
Also please make sure your child has an extra set of clothes to keep in their cubby.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Let’s have a great month!
Happy September friends and families!
We had a fun last month of summer enjoying the weather and doing fun activities.
My friends worked on their eye-hand coordination skills and communication skills. They have come a long way!
I’m excited to get some new friends this month and for all of us to do fun activities as well!
Our September themes will be: All About Me, Transportation, Colors, Autumn and Apples/Pumpkins.
I hope everyone stays happy and healthy!
Hello Families and Welcome to September in 2’s III!
I am excited to start this new school year with such a fun group of children!
The summer went by very quickly, but we made the most of it! August was a very busy month as we went tropical while learning about the beach/tropics, went back in time and talked about dinosaurs, explored the crawly world of bugs, and talked about our pets.
We worked on our fine motor skills as we used glue sticks, painted with sponges and bubble wrap, made art out of our handprints, and even used shaving cream for art! We built vocabulary and learned how to listen while others are talking as we talked about animal lifecycles, dinosaurs, and our own family pets. We also built social skills as we worked together to build with blocks and go on pretend adventures.
We are looking forward to this month as we continue to work on building our vocabulary skills, our motor skills, and our imaginations as we do activities that let us learn as we play. We will be kicking off the month with activities that will help us get to know the new faces in the class.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please feel free to ask! If I am not available when you drop off or pick up your child, please feel free to leave me a note and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Have a great month!
Ms. Sara B & 2’s III